Apple today released tvOS 9.2 beta for Apple TV 4 that adds Podcasts app, support for Bluetooth keyboards, folders for grouping apps, new Siri languages and a new app switcher.
Pairing Bluetooth keyboards for text entry was available for both 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV, and it was highly requested feature for the Apple TV 4. With tvOS 9.2 users will be able to easily pair most of Bluetooth keyboards with their 4th gen. Apple TV.
The new beta also adds folders for grouping apps on the Apple TV home screen. As 9to5Mac notes, “pressing the Play/Pause button now brings up a series of options and controls for further management, including quick moves to folders or deletes.”
Siri now includes support for French Canadian (in Canada only) and US Spanish (in the US only). UK English, Australian English, and US English are now available in the UK, Australian, and US Storefronts when English is set as the tvOS language.
tvOS 9.2 also supports an updated app switcher UI and MapKit, allowing developers to implement maps into their tvOS apps.
Here are the official release notes:
tvOS 9.2 includes new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the OS and SDK.
New features and enhancements include:
– Bluetooth Keyboard support
– Folders support for grouping apps on Home screen
– MapKit support
– Siri support for US Spanish (in US only) and French Canadian (in Canada only)
– Siri support for UK English, Australian English and US English available across the UK, Australian and US Storefronts when English is set as the system language
– Updated App Switcher UI